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QSO-355 Final Project 1 Philip Camacho III 6-1 Final Project QSO-355 Resource Estimate & Scheduling Professor John Keicher August 6, 2020
QSO-355 Final Project 2 Table of Contents: Introduction Purpose Background Project Approach I. Project Overview A. Roles and Responsibilities B. Scope and Schedule II. Tasks A. Description B. Time C. Dependencies III. Resources A. Alignment B. Evaluation IV. Risks C. Sources D. Strategies V. Budget VI. Schedule
QSO-355 Final Project 3 Introduction The following document serves as an introduction of the case study behind the A&D High Tech Technology Project. Looking at A&D history, they are a highly successful company although sales began to fall from a lack of its products having an online presence. A & D High Tech agreed to expand operations to maintain a competitive advantage by bringing online sales back to the market. The cost of the product is a factor for a client as A&D’s products are classified as a commodity. A&D High Tech placed the project online and wanted this project to be completed in time for the next holiday year. Purpose The project plan is to determine whether A&D High Tech can successfully implement an online shop by the holiday season of 2003. The aim is to increase sales and remain competitive in the market by including online sales to increase revenues. The project consists of an agreement between Chris Johnson, the PM, Ted Walter, CEO, Matt Webb, CIO, and other project stakeholders. Background The company started in Lincoln, Nebraska selling products to consumers focused on accessories and services to small businesses. A&D Was started by Ted Walters with his first store in 1988. A&D’s use of “made-to-order” products were innovative in the personal computing industry. “In 1999 A&D implemented its first enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, using software from J. D. Edwards. A&D opted to use J. D. Edwards primarily because its software could be
QSO-355 Final Project 4 customized to handle the thousands of parts that A&D used for production” (Jeffery, M 2003). In 2001 A&D realized the need to further their IT investments and implemented the use of a system handling the supply chain, payment process, customer relationship management (CRM), and order management. This change produced immediate ROI feeling relief from the hard work. A&D needs to focus heavily on the next big thing which is having the ability to operate an online store. Project Approach Ted Walter and Jeff White (VP of sales) decided in 2002, to give the company the go ahead to implement an online store. Webb faced with a complicated decision of “build vs. buy.” A custom- developed program would allow A&D to build exactly as needed, while a commercial application may not fulfill all A&D's requirements. Establishing business requirements for the new software including new orders, additional orders, changes to the order, order status and lead capture, it became eminent a custom build was the only solution. The benefit to creating a custom build was to use this a strategic IT advantage separating them from competition. This will also allow for flexible options unlike a “off-the-shelf” brand. Although there may be hidden

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